Coreum see corium

cor frontale (ARTHRO: Crustacea) Special pulsating structure or accessory heart formed from enlargement of the anterior median artery in front of the triturating stomach in Mala-costraca.

coriaceous a. [L. corium, leather] Tough and leathery; of leathery texture.

coring a. [L. cor, heart] (PORIF) A term used to describe the contents of a fiber, either spicules or sand and spicule debris taken up by the sponge.

corium n.; pl. -ria [L. corium, leather] (ARTHRO) 1. The membranes of the flecture areas (articular and intersegmental membranes) in segmented appendages. 2. The middle division of an elytron. corial a.

cormidial orifice (BRYO: Gymnolaemata) Skeletal support for the zooidal orifice produced by more than one zooid.

cormidium n.; pl. cormidia [Gr. dim. kormos, trunk of a tree] (CNID: Hydrozoa) A siphonophore gastrozooid with a tentacle and one or more gonophores of one sex; sensu stricto, cormidia are colonies within colonies. see eudoxome.

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